Take Screenshots in Windows 10 using Keyboard or Snipping Tool

Camilla Mo, in Technical Tips Tags: Windows

Please do not worry if you have no idea how to take a screenshot in Windows 10. You can do it by using your keyboard or the snipping tool built in Windows 10. Choose the way you want to take a screenshot and follow the simple steps.

Way 1: Take a screenshot by using keys on your keyboard

Way 2: Use Snipping Tool to take a screenshot

 

Way 1: Take a screenshot by using keys on your keyboard

1. If you want to take a full screenshot, press PrtScn key. The entire screen will be captured and copied to the clipboard.

If you want to take a screenshot of single window, click the window then hold down Alt key and press PrtScn.  The picture will be copied to the clipboard.

2. Open an editing software (Word and Paint, for instance). Use Ctrl+V (hold down Ctrl key and press V) to paste the picture into the document.

If you are not sure which editing software you can use, we recommend you to use Paint.  Open a Paint document by clicking the Start menu, All Programs, Accessories and Paint. (see below screenshot)

3. Use Ctrl+S (hold down Ctrl and press S ) to save the picture. You will need to set the name and the file type of the picture.


 

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Note: Please save the picture in PNG or JPEG format because some format like BMP will have a large file size. The recommended file is PNG due to the high quality and the small file size.

 

Way 2: Use Snipping Tool to take a screenshot

1. Open the Snipping Tool by clicking the Start menu, All Programs, Accessories and Snipping Tool. (See below screenshot)

2. Click the arrow beside the New button and select the type of snips you wish to use from the dropdown list (see below screenshot).

Free-Form Snip: select the area of the screen you want to capture

Rectangular Snip: select the area of the screen you want to capture

Window Snip: click the window that you want to capture

Full-screen Snip: the entire screen will be saved to the Snipping Tool document

3. Use Ctrl+S (hold down Ctrl and press S) to save the picture. You will need to set the name and the file type of the picture.


Note:
Please save the picture in PNG or JPEG format because some formats like BMP will have a large file size. The recommended file is JPEG due to the high quality and the small file size.

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